Over 1.2 million SSCE candidates registered in the NECO database in 2023.

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has estimated that one million, two hundred and five thousand, eight hundred and eighty-eight applicants have enrolled to take the ongoing 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, made the remark on Friday in Jos Plateau State, while overseeing the conduct of the examination in several schools.

Prof. Wushishi, speaking through Azeez Sani, HOD, Information and Public Relations Unit, said that 601,074 of the candidates are males, while 584,814 are girls.

Based on comments from around the country, he expressed satisfaction with the overall conduct of the 2023 SSCE.

The Registrar also stated that the 2023 SSCE, which will be held next week, will be the best organised in recent years.

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Prof. Wushishi revealed that numerous mechanisms have been put in place to combat examination misconduct, and that the efforts have begun to produce favourable results.

The Registrar who oversaw the examinations at Airforce Military School, King and Queens Academy, and Emmanuel International College, all in Jos, expressed satisfaction with the way the exams were conducted in the institutions he visited.

Prof. Wushishi had previously overseen the conduct of the 2023 SSCE in the states of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, and Bauchi.

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